COVID-19 ARISE advice for people in informal settlements

Key Considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements

COVID-19 briefing

Local response in health emergencies

Local response in health emergencies snapshot of the paper

Balancing hunger and response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Towards a socially just model balancing hunger and response to the COVID 19 pandemic in Bangladesh

Recommendations from Guatemala to urban municipalities

Villa Nueve in Guatemala

India’s response to COVID-19 spearheaded by its smart cities

Satellite map from India

Chronic conditions and COVID-19 in informal urban settlements

Community action

The hard nut of cracking who is vulnerable in our communities in the context of COVID-19

A man in a red t-shirt bends over to wash his hands to prevent the spread of COVID19 at a stand in Kibera Nairobi

Responding to COVID-19 in the informal settlements on Freetown

The people versus the pandemic: Community organisations in Freetown respond to COVID-19

Preparing for the pandemic in Sierra Leone

Youth Associate: A light of hope for Dholpur slum residents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh

Youth Associate members

“The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present, and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm, and courage of the young people.”
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People with disabilities during COVID-19: A story from Kenya

Quote from Joseph's photo story

Disability and COVID-19: What did we learn from the Twitter Chat

COVID-19 and Disability Invite containing date and time of the Chat

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Health workers

Haja in PPE for health workforce

On May 24 2020, CNN published an article titled “Coronavirus is killing more men. But the lockdown is disastrous for women and their rights.”

“The novel coronavirus seems to be more deadly for men. But in many other ways, women are bearing the brunt of this pandemic. From a spike in domestic violence and restricted access to family-planning services to disproportionate economic impact, the lockdown measures put in place to stop the outbreak are hurting women and their basic rights a lot more than men. Previous epidemics of Ebola and Zika have resulted in major setbacks for women and girls in the regions most affected by the outbreaks — and experts and activists are warning the same thing is happening globally right now,” CNN London.

The article’s theme is similar to a webinar hosted on 22 May 2020: Masked Heroines? Building Resilience Begins with a Gender-Equitable Health WorkforceIn this webinar, we heard that 70% of the health workforce is still made up of women and only 25% of senior global positions are held by women.


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Unsung heroes for urban informal settlement dwellers during COVID-19 pandemic

The sun is faint through the haze Dhalpur

Health worker's mental health during COVID-19: Lessons from, and for, fragile and conflict-affected settings

Health Worker in PPE at Ebola Isolation Ward in Kabala Sierra Leone

Health education